Revolutionary War Veterans – Part 2

Estimates are that 92,000 American and French troops fought 314,000 British troops, Hessian mercenaries and loyalists during the American Revolutionary War. Of that number 25,000 Americans died in the war and an estimated 25,000 more were wounded.

Their stories were told in America’s newspapers – especially in the veterans’ obituaries, such as this one.

An obituary for Gershom Beach, Middlebury Mercury newspaper article 5 February 1806
Middlebury Mercury (Middlebury, Vermont), 5 February 1806, page 3

Here are just some of their stories that you can find in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives. We’ve included the name of the newspaper and the exact page where you can find an article about that veteran.

Barnes, Amos (1756-1840)
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York
Battles fought in: Bunker Hill
New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 12 January 1841, page 3

Barnwell, Henry (1755-1842)
Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, Virginia), 11 January 1842, page 2
American and Commercial Daily Advertiser (Baltimore, Maryland), 8 January 1842, page 3
Centinel of Freedom (Newark, New Jersey), 8 May 1842, page 3
Charleston Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 13 January 1842, page 2
New-Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Massachusetts), 21 January 1842, page 4
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 21 January 1842, page 4
Weekly Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 24 January 1842, page 8

Bartlett, Daniel (1740-1826)
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Statesman (Concord, New Hampshire), 22 April 1826, page 3

Bates, Jonathan (1754-1827)
New York
Commercial Advertiser (New York, New York), 14 May 1827, page 2
Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 26 May 1827, page 3

Baylies, Hodijah (-1843)
New Bedford Register (New Bedford, Massachusetts), 10 May 1843, page 1

Beach, Gershom (1729-1805)
Connecticut, New York, Vermont
Battles fought in: Bennington
Middlebury Mercury (Middlebury, Vermont), 5 February 1806, page 3

Beaman, Nathan (1757-1847)
New York
Concordia Intelligencer (Vidalia, Louisiana), 27 February 1847, page 2

Benjamin, Asa (1763-1833)
Commercial Advertiser (New York, New York), 22 August 1833, page 2

Benson, Perry (1755-1827)
Easton Gazette (Easton, Maryland), 6 October 1827, page 3

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